i already like you because that is exactly how i think and i very much appreciate that! i would definitely love to give you some details and i fully approve of stephen amell, jsyk. i'm really not too picky on the face, i was just hoping to develop and play out the line.
relationships are not adriana's forte by a long shot. typically, she's drawn to messy, doomed to fail (sometimes by way of her own manipulation), or forbidden. i am looking for someone that she had instant chemistry with - though i know that can be difficult to pre-plan and typically i'm not one for doing that, but for the purposes of the line it's what i had in mind. i'd imagine they had a very long, drawn out, somewhat painful courtship - she'd constantly deny having feelings for him, break plans for dates they had planned, etc all because she didn't want to allow herself to fall for someone that could potentially defy her preconceived ideas about relationships. opening up, letting go, and relinquishing control are things that she struggles with. i'm thinking they had stints of dating. weeks when things would have been all encompassing - waking up at one another's place, long baths together, yadda yadda yadda, cue romantic scenes playing on a movie reel~ and then for some reason or another, things fell apart and they would go weeks without talking. in the back of her mind adriana knows they belong together and could be so happy, but she fears embracing that because she thinks that type of happiness and connection with someone isn't something she is meant to have. most of all, she is terrified that if she actually gives things a real shot and they fail, that she'll wind up alone forever.
i've got a few ideas in my mind for what his character might be like if that helps at all. i imagine him to be a very confident man - probably to the point of being charmingly cocky. someone that works hard, knows exactly what he wants, and tends to be stubborn when he doesn't get it. is your head spinning yet? if you feel like torturing a character and coming along for a ride that's got a shit load of baggage, let me know! and if not, not worries at all. happy holidays!